ICON AWARD: No artist has more No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart than Mariah Carey, so it's only fitting that the singer will receive the Icon Award at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.
NBC and Dick Clark Productions announced Thursday that the Grammy-winning superstar will also perform at the May 1 event in Las Vegas.
Carey has 18 No. 1 hits, including "Vision of Love," ''Hero," ''Honey" and "We Belong Together."
Her duet with Boyz II Men, "One Sweet Day," spent 16 weeks at No. 1, making it the longest-running No. 1 hit on the Hot 100 chart. Luis Fonsi's "Despacito" tied the feat in 2017.
Kelly Clarkson will host the Billboard Awards, and Panic at the Disco, Sam Smith and Normani will perform. Cardi B is the leader with 21 nominations.
FLOWERS AND A NOTE: A Kentucky woman recovering in the hospital from a car crash says her favorite singer, Taylor Swift, sent her flowers and a handwritten note.
Lindsey Sizemore told WTVF-TV in Nashville that she was injured in a wreck in Clarksville on March 31 and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The 23-year-old woman from Marion, Kentucky, says she's a huge Swift fan. She doesn't know how the singer found out about her injuries, but she said her friends have tagged Swift in several posts on social media.
In the note, Swift wishes Sizemore well and says she hopes the flowers brighten her day.
Sizemore says the letter "means the world to me" and will help her recover from multiple broken bones.
HANNAH MONTANA AUCTION: Costumes, props and tour items from the Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana" TV series are going up for auction.
The teen sitcom featured Miley Cyrus, who portrayed schoolgirl Miley Stewart by day and international pop star Hannah Montana by night. It helped launched Cyrus' career and the franchise included albums, films and concerts.
Highlights of the auction include items from Cyrus's Best of Both Worlds tour such as a black satin jacket, pink tank top and customized high-top sneakers. There are numerous costumes that she wore on the show, which ran from 2006 to 2011.
Julien's Auctions announced Thursday all proceeds will benefit the Wilder Minds charity, which aids the world's at-risk animals.
The auction will take place online and at New York's Hard Rock Cafe on May 18.
'TRANSPARENT' DEATH: There will be a death in the family when Jeffrey Tambor's character is killed off in the musical finale of the series "Transparent."
Tambor played the lead, Maura, a late-in-life transgender parent, until he was fired last year following allegations of sexual misconduct. Tambor has denied the allegations.
The finale will begin with Maura's death, and the episode will focus on how her family deals with it.
Amazon and "Transparent" series creator Jill Soloway told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday that the series needed a different way of looking at the family and that "we did it through song."
The series stars Judith Light, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass and Gaby Hoffmann.
Amazon's "Transparent" debuted in 2014. A date for the finale has not yet been released.